Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hogans Heroes - The Lost Episode

Hogan's Heroes ended its 6-year run on CBS in April 1971. The last episode was scheduled to air on April 15, 1971, but it was shelved by studio executives and loyal viewers of the show never learned the fate of the hilarious men of Stalag 13.

Recently the lost last episode was discovered in the Viacom library. Titled "The Final Solution," the episode featured black & white footage as an homage to the classic film, Judgment at Nuremberg. Its usual laugh track was excluded, and the story featured only war trial footage and a grisly execution scene as the final credits rolled. The show was thought too serious by CBS studio chiefs to air in the time slot immediately before the newly popular Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour.

Here are some stills from the show:


Sgt. Shultz meets with his court-appointed counsel and learns the probable fate of his "I heard nothing; I saw nothing" defense.

Col. Klink in the dock.

Hogan answers questions from prosecutors about Fraulein Helga.




Hogan and Corporal Newkirk reflect.

10 comments:

tracy said...

Thanks for posting this! I was sad I didn't get to keep this piece at the art party, but now I can print this blog posting and enjoy it at home.

leslie said...

Tim & I agree that this needs to go viral.

Kathryn said...

I would have to agree with Leslie and Tim on this one.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I cant believe people would actually think this is really. Its obviously photoshoped. Idiots.....

Filmmaker#1 said...

Whoever did this is messed up. This is such an awesome show, my favorite! Somebody must not like it or has nothing else to do but post stuff against the show.

Anonymous said...

Somebody should report this to Creepypasta Wiki.

The show didn't deserve to end like this. Always thought Hogan was an okay show.

trevor wolf said...

I agree, its a good show, they should play more like it for my generation. I don't like how it seems they hung Klink and Schultz though.

The Internetter said...

Genius!!!

Anonymous said...

its a total hoax its bullshit all lies the pictures are fake the heads have been changed from the real perps

Anonymous said...

To be honest col.Klink and Sgt. Shultz were not war criminals. ...they commited no atrocities except for yheir incompetence that enabled Col. Hogan who BTW was awarded the Congressional Medal of honor for uncommon valer..for hi s operations in stalag 13. Klink would probably beenlaughed at by the allies. ...but not tried let alone executed. The same for poor Shultz. In fact years down the road...Hogan and Klink would have become friends. Here inthe US.